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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, an d just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Winner of “Best in Show” for the 2013 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 13.9°


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very good brown. Medium body, lots of malt / nut flavors, smooth -- not over carbonated. Strong recommendation.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1204) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Very nice brown. Incredibly flavorful. One of the better browns I’ve had definitely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6480) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma is chocolate, caramel, light smoke and high malt. Light sourish malty flavor with notes of nuts, toasted malts, light chocolate and some coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours and Amber/brown color. Not much in the way of aroma but very good flavor - some malt, nuts, and subtle smoke.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Imaginarymaggie (2) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Good nose to start, color classic brown, and not much head, but that’s common in brown ales. The worst thing I could call a beer is "Simple" and this is NOT a simple beer. Boy! There’s a lot going on in that beer! Taste is roasty and complex, changing from beginning to end and side to side on my tongue. The second sip is just as complex.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
pours hazy if not cloudy medium dark brown, orange tint, with an abnormal and dirty frothy off-white head, very good retention and strong lacing. sweet nutty and fruity maltiness, some sweetness - maple syrup, spicy molasses, woodsiness - sweet barrel notes, piney hints along with grass and pepper, unfortunately some minerals - carbonic acid and metal. lively and foamingly disturbing carbonation, light body, sweetish grassy-spicy-woodsy finish. even w/o this obvious bottling issue, this is maybe just a step above your average brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (233) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
こうばしい香&# 香ばしい苦味&

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Saugatuck Bonfire Brown ].
Unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, sweet dark malt, wood, light smoke, light licorice. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soft salty licorice, dark malt, roasted, sweet dark malt, light wood, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140606]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
THANKS! More than half of a 355 ml. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark brown, tanned bubbles. Meaty smoke, gravy with sweet wood, wet wood sweetness. Sweet smoke / gravy taste, sweet wood, bacon, heavy brown sugar sweetness, branches, dates,… Chewy body. Simple, bit unbalanced, touch to sweet but a very fun beer to drink for the rauchbier lover in me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishbrewguy (3) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Very nice color and carb with roasted notes evident in aroma. Taste rich with a bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel very nice. A very enjoyable example of an American Brown Ale

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1630) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had at their taproom in Douglas. Pours a light brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Flavor follows with maltiness and sweetness. Didn’t notice any smoke at all. Decent beer.


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